In this session I will show you how to create a small business network on a multi-site Drupal installation. I will be using the small business network within my own community as an example. In small-town Canada we have seen an increase in the "cottage industry" as people in their 50s cash out of urban centres and move to the country. These micro-enterprise businesses often have only the owner (and their partner) as staff. Although the businesses offer a huge range of services, they have one thing in common--very small budgets. Individually these businesses can rarely afford expert technical support, sophisticated Web sites and beautiful Web design--but with a Drupal-based business network, small businesses can now afford to look like pros on-line. (1) The Clients * developing your client roster (my network includes: farmers, a gourmet restaurant, a bookshop, a naturopathic doctor and a retreat centre) * creating self-sufficient clients: training materials; Drupal help nights (my group has nicknamed themselves "The Drupesters") * managing expectations (their budget and your time) (2) The Business Model * you are now a business coach, congratulations! * how and how much to charge: tips on appropriate prices * reduce, reuse, recycle: you must become efficient (3) Technical (Drupal) Information * Drupal modules your clients will want * using template designs * tips on creating and using a multi-site Drupal installation By the end of this session I hope that Drupal enthusiasts will see how they can turn too-small-for-me clients into a potential source of income. Please come with your stories about how you've used Drupal in your (small business) community.